Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online to Get a Blu-ray Release in 2019

Aniplex of America will be releasing the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online anime on Blu-ray beginning in March 2019. Based on the light novel by military and gun fanatic Keiichi Sigsawa, who also authored Kino’s Journey and served as a gun consultant for Sword Art Online II, the series premiered in April 2018 followed by the English dub in November 2018. Produced by Studio 3Hz, the show features the work of Yoshio Kozakai serving as both character designer and chief animation director with Masayuki Sakoi as director and Yosuke Kuroda as the screenwriter. The entire series will be released as two Blu-ray volumes each containing a deluxe booklet and postcard set along with the textless opening and ending as well as an option to watch episodes with the audio commentary by the Japanese cast and creators. Pre-orders are open now at Right Stuf Anime for both Blu-ray volumes with Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Volume 1 coming out March 26, 2019 and Volume 2 scheduled for release on May 21, 2019.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, or GGO for short, has been lauded for featuring many strong female characters including the main character Karen Kohirumaki, a devoted solo player who goes by the alias LLENN in the virtual shooting game Gun Gale Online. In a piece featured on Polygon, Alyse Stanley writes, “the series posits, through gunplay action, that media featuring strong women doesn’t have to be beholden to a particular theme or look, that this entertainment should be as varied as the women watching it.” GGO has won numerous online fan polls including Anime Trending’s favorite action/adventure anime, top ending theme song, and best female character of the spring 2018 anime season. The series was also featured in Thrillist’s “The Best Anime of 2018” list noting that “while we still have a protagonist pulling off the impossible to succeed, [LLENN’s] wild pirouettes and ridiculous strategies are thrilling to experience on a moment-to-moment basis.”

Both Japanese voice actress Tomori Kusunoki and English voice actress Reba Buhr for Karen were tasked with providing three different voices for Karen in the real world, her avatar LLENN in the virtual world and her iconic weapon in the game the P-90, which is lovingly named “P-chan” in the series. Yōko Hikasa, Kazuyuki Okitsu, and Chinatsu Akasaki also lend their talents on the Japanese version, while Allegra Clark, Ray Chase, and Faye Mata are featured in the English dub.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol. 1 includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English & Japanese

Subtitles: English

Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen

Episodes: #1-6 and #5.5 (bonus episode)

Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs

Total Run Time: Approx. 164 minutes

Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

Bonus Episode #5.5 Refrain

Audio Commentary by Japanese creators & cast

Textless Opening and Ending

* Bonus contents subject to change.

* Bonus contents include subtitles

Bonus Materials & Special Package

Exclusive Bushiroad’s Weiß Schwarz card**

Deluxe Booklet

Postcard Set

*Bonus contents subject to change.

**While supplies last.

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol.1

Street Date

3/26/2019

SKU #

AOA-12901

UPC

816546021900

SRP

$ 89.98

Store price

$ 69.98

Product URL: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Sword-Art-Online-Alternative-Gun-Gale-Online-Blu-ray-Volume-1

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol. 2 includes:

Disc Specs

Spoken Languages: English & Japanese

Subtitles: English

Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen

Episodes: #7-12

Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs

Total Run Time: Approx. 164 minutes

Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

Audio Commentary by Japanese creators & cast

* Bonus contents subject to change.

* Bonus contents include subtitles

Bonus Materials & Special Package

Exclusive Bushiroad’s Weiß Schwarz card**

Deluxe Booklet

Postcard Set

*Bonus contents subject to change.

**While supplies last

Product number and UPC bar code:

Title

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Blu-ray Vol.2

Street Date

5/21/2019

SKU #

AOA-12902

UPC

816546021917

SRP

$ 74.98

Store price

$ 59.98

Product URL: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Sword-Art-Online-Alternative-Gun-Gale-Online-Blu-ray-Volume-2

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